Alice Springs is a small, scenic town in the Northern Territory with many cosmopolitan qualities, including a multicultural population, excellent tourism facilities and international-scale events.
Vibrant, enterprising and rich in Indigenous culture, the town is more than simply a “stopover town” for those visiting Uluru or King’s Canyon.
One of the Alice Springs’ most attractive qualities is its proximity to many striking natural landscapes, such as Simpsons’ Gap and Trephina Gorge Natural Park.
Visitors are also drawn to the bounty of indigenous knowledge and culture. The town, known as Mparntwe to the Arrentre people of Central Australia, is replete with indigenous art galleries and cultural centres such as the Alice Springs Desert Park.
Alice Springs’ busy period is in winter, when visitors flock to visit nearby attractions such as Uluru, walk the 223Km-long Larapinta Trail, or attend events such as the Finke Desert Race and the Beanie Festival.
Tourists are spoiled with accommodation options – from caravan parks, backpackers’ hostels to 4.5-star hotels and luxury BnBs.
Popular sites to visit in town include the Telegraph Station, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, Araluen Cultural Centre and the Reptile Centre.